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Biochemical Aspects of Nervous Diseases by J. Wilson, R. H. S. Thompson (auth.), J. N. Cumings (eds.)

By J. Wilson, R. H. S. Thompson (auth.), J. N. Cumings (eds.)

Within contemporary years simple wisdom about the chemistry, and the metabolic tactics occurring within the mind, spinal wire, peripheral nerves and muscular tissues has elevated in a striking demeanour. for that reason a few vitally important books were released either in the US and in Europe within which a few, a minimum of, of this data has develop into on hand in an simply readable shape to an ever expanding staff of laboratory and clinical staff. the applying of such experiences in quite a few neurological illnesses can now be made, therefore making attainable a proof of the various medical and pathological peculiarities which have been identified for many years. even though a couple of small manuals have already been released, combining either biochemical and medical elements of such issues and those were studied by way of neurologists and chemical pathologists in the course of the global, but a quantity committed solely to the biochemistry of neurological ailments has no longer but been available. the current quantity is an try and therapy this omission on the subject of quite a few of the stipulations. person writers of every of the six chapters were selected who're in detail involved either with biochemistry and with its software to disorder in guy. every one writer has been accountable for the accuracy of his bankruptcy including applicable references from the literature, however the Editor doesn't unavoidably concur with the entire critiques expressed through the authors.

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In early life, at least in some species, the contraction times of all muscles are slow. There are differences als~ in the properties of the nerves which supply fast and slow muscles, thus the nerves supplying fast muscles have higher conduction velocity and thicker fibres. Of particular interest, in respect to nerve-muscle relationships, is that the contraction time of the muscle is influenced by the nerve which supplies it. Thus fast muscle becomes slower after cutting its nerve whilst, more strikingly, it has been shown by Buller and his colleagues [13] that cross-union of the nerves to fast and slow muscles results in a lengthening of the contraction time of the fast muscle, whilst the contraction time of the slow muscle is decreased.

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